Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

cytophagy

[sahy-tof-uh-jee]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the ingestion of cells by other cells.

Origin of cytophagy

Related formscy·to·phag·ic [sahy-tuh-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /ˌsaɪ təˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, cy·toph·a·gous [sahy-tof-uh-guh s] /saɪˈtɒf ə gəs/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
cytophagous in Medicine

cytophagous

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Devouring or destroying cells.

cytophagy

([object Object])
n.
  1. The ingestion of cells by phagocytes.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.